Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pick A Cookie, Any Cookie

Holiday cookies have been a tradition since we were first married. I just like the idea of giving homemade gifts to other families and colleagues. I also like to clear out the baking shelf of the pantry and "restock" for the new year. Considering this year's supplies and the diversity of to-die-for recipes out there, the following made this year's list:

Peppermint Bark (This is the Toll House recipe. One of the best investments I ever made was the $6 purchase of the Toll House cookies book. However, even Nestle makes mistakes. Do not attempt to melt the white chocolate in the microwave; it could turn into a feta-looking disaster. Get out your double boiler instead.)

Oatmeal Scotchies (I used this recipe as a base and branched out a little as well, with Ranger Cookies - of course! - and these "haute-meal" cookies with bacon, yes, BACON!!)
Lemon Ginger Bars (Hands down, the most popular cookie I made this year. Everyone raved!)

Pumpkin Puppy Cookies (Because the doggy in your life needs a little holiday love too!)

Which holiday cookies are you making this year? Please comment and are appreciated too! Send them to

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